abortion

Federal judge halts Noem’s abortion pill restriction rule

PIERRE, S.D. – A federal judge has temporarily halted a South Dakota rule from taking effect that would have made the state one of the hardest places in the U.S. to get abortion pills. U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier granted a request from Planned Parenthood for a restraining order on a state Department of Health rule that was set to…

Planned Parenthood sues to stop South Dakota abortion rule

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Planned Parenthood is suing the state of South Dakota to stop new rule for medical abortions that would make the state one of the hardest places in the nation to get abortion pills. The rule approved by lawmakers earlier this month requires women to return to a doctor to receive the second of two drugs used…

Supreme Court won’t stop Texas abortion ban, but OKs clinics’ suit

WASHINGTON  – The Supreme Court has ruled that Texas abortion providers can sue over the state’s ban on most abortions, but the justices are allowing the law to remain in effect. The court acted Friday, more than a month after hearing arguments over the law that makes abortion illegal after cardiac activity is detected in an embryo. That’s around six…

North Dakota abortion opponents, supporters say effects of Supreme Court ruling could be profound

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard nearly two hours of arguments that focused on whether sweeping changes could be made to limit abortion rights. Justices are being asked to overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and the 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which reaffirmed Roe. North Dakota Catholic Conference Executive Director Christopher Dodson was…

Conservative justices signal changes during historic abortion arguments

(Fox News)WASHINGTON – Members of the Supreme Court’s conservative majority are suggesting they may make sweeping changes to limit abortion rights in the United States. The high court heard arguments Wednesday in which the justices are being asked to overrule the court’s historic 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion and its 1992 ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which…

Clinic director: Supreme Court case ‘grave threat’ to abortion rights

FARGO (AP) – The head of North Dakota’s only abortion clinic says the stakes have never been higher in the debate over a woman’s right to an abortion. Red River Valley Women’s Clinic Director Tammi Kromenaker will join a group of abortion supporters outside the Supreme Court Wednesday, when justices will hear testimony on a case that many believe could…

Stenehjem: North Dakota colleges should avoid giving money to abortion providers

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says state colleges should comply with legislation that forbids a school from funneling grant money to a person or organization that promotes or performs abortions. Stenehjem’s opinion came after an inquiry from North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott, who asked if the legislation was constitutional. Stenehjem says it is not…

Supreme Court declines to block Texas abortion law, sets hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is not immediately blocking the Texas law that bans most abortions, but has agreed to hear arguments in the case in early November. The justices said Friday they will decide whether the federal government has the right to sue over the law. The court’s action leaves in place for the time being a law…